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50 Years of Running: Sorting through a box of slides

One of the most challenging aspects of life on the road doing admissions work was feeling disconnected from the core mission of Luther College. It all seemed abstract out there in the field; showing photos ins a binder, talking with … Continue reading

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50 Years of Running: The Hardest Thing in the World

During the month of November, when traveling for admissions wore me down to a nub of a human being, I ceased trying to keep track of daily runs because it meant nothing. If you’ve ever run a race where you … Continue reading

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50 Years of Running: Road Trippin’

On the 17th of September, 1979, I climbed into the beatup Chevy Monza that Luther College assigned me for road trips and drove the 5+ hours to the Chicago market for the first college fair of the fall season. For … Continue reading

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On writing and the light within

I remember well the jury-rigged IBM Selectric typewriter that I used to write in the summer of 1983. I’d purchased the machine from a friend for $100 and it worked fine except for the fact that the carriage would sometimes … Continue reading

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Admissions

Professional athletes plan their day around their training. The rest of us have to plan our training around our day. That might involve working a job, being a full-time parent or caregiver. Whatever our responsibilities, they must come first. Those … Continue reading

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On the Road

Coming out of college an opportunity was presented to become an Admissions Counselor for Luther College. Feeling loyal and proud of the institution I interviewed for the position and was assigned the territory of Chicago and the state of Illinois. … Continue reading

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